CMT Artists of the Year 2011 will air tomorrow night, December 13th at 9/8c. Hosted by Rob Lowe, the 90-minute special will honor five country music superstars – Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, and Taylor Swift. The event will include performances by the honorees themselves as well as some of their fellow artists such as Gavin DeGraw, The All-American Rejects, Joe Walsh and The Avett Brothers. There will also be live and video appearances by musical and celebrity friends including Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Ellen DeGeneres, Matthew McConaughey, Lionel Richie, William Shatner, Jeff Gordon, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, and former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa.
It should be a great show. Set your DVRs!
Meanwhile, check out some previews from the event.
Lady Antebellum performing “Dancin’ Away With My Heart”:
Gavin DeGraw performing Kenny Chesney’s hit, “Somewhere With You”:
Some of country’s biggest stars will be spreading some holiday cheer tonight on ABC! Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles hosts the show airing tonight with appearances by Lauren Alaina, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Miss Piggy, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, and Keith Urban. Tune in at 9/8c to hear them sing some Christmas favorites!
According to NBC New York, Faith Hill cancelled her appearance at tonight’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Show. There was no reason given in the report, which also says that a lot more last minute changes are being made to the Christmas special.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Show will still air tonight on NBC at 8 pm EST. Other performers still on include Neil Diamond, Justin Bieber, Carole King, Michael Buble, Cee Lo Green and Katherine McPhee.
The CMA Country Christmas special, airing on December 1st at 9P (ET) on ABC, will include performances from the best of the best in country music.
Keith Urban, Martina McBride and Lauren Alaina are recent additions to the lineup.
Keith will be performing “The Christmas Song”, while Lauren will sing “Grown-Up Christmas List” and Martina will do her rendition of “Please Come Home For Christmas.”
The two-hour special, hosted by Jennifer Nettles, will feature performances from previously-announced artists including Faith Hill, Amy Grant, Little Big Town, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, and Vince Gill.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, one of country’s hottest couples, have each released their own individual fragrances in the past few years: True by Faith Hill and McGraw Silver.
Their next big project will involve the release of a his-and-her fragrance called Soul2Soul which is named after their first joint tour.
The fragrance, which will be released in February 2012, will feature two distinct smells. Soul2Soul Faith Hill is described as having a ”fruity floral with peach, grapefruit, everlasting flower, rose, lotus flower, cucumber and sandalwood scent … Soul2soul Tim McGraw is said to be a woody aromatic with bergamot, white pepper, blackberry brandy accord, everlasting flower, oak tree, saffron, cilantro, woods and musks” (according to Basenote.com).
Watch this video to see a teaser of their recent photo shoot for the fragrance.
Faith Hill blew fans away last night on the CMA Awards with an incredible comeback performance of her brand new single, “Come Home.” Hill looked and sounded totally fantastic, something that country music fans have come to expect. What might be surprising however, is that her new single isn’t entirely new.
The song was written by Ryan Tedder, lead singer of OneRepublic (“Apologize,” “Stop and Stare”), and originally appeared on the group’s 2007 debut album Dreaming Out Loud. “Come Home” was also a single for the group, who re-recorded it with fellow Adult Contemporary star Sara Bareilles (“Love Song”).
After the jump, check out both Faith and OneRepulic’s versions of the songs and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!
Make sure you catch some of your favorite country music stars on ABC’s “In The Spotlight With Robin Roberts” this weekend. Her Nashville-themed episode will feature exclusive interviews with Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery. Watch the preview for the episode below and make sure to tune-in on Tuesday at 10 pm EST on ABC:
Carrie Underwood came in first overall on NYBlondes.com’s list of 100 hottest celebrity blondes. Taylor Swift was the second highest ranked country singer, coming in at fifteen. Faith Hill was named number twenty-one on their list. They all beat out Christina Aguilera, Lady GaGa, Madonna, and Britney Spears. Check out the list HERE.
Carrie will be co-hosting the 45th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on ABC on November 9th. Both Faith and Taylor will perform during the award show.